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Beach Chick Aug 16, 2011 02:46 PM

See anything new and exciting..
I see that the dark eating concept is coming back..did that ever happen here in SD?

  1. DiningDiva Aug 16, 2011 07:36 PM

    Perhaps another city? One with more than a taco shop on 3 corners out of 4, the burger du jour joint, the best item on a menu isn't braised short ribs or entrees over $20? ;-)

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      Island Aug 16, 2011 06:52 PM

      There is (or was?) a dining in the dark experience in the Grant Hotel for a few years. Never been.

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        littlestevie Aug 17, 2011 09:53 AM

        Isn't dark dining passe now. I remember seeing it on an episode of Bill Giest on Sunday Morning a couple of years ago. I figured if it showed up on Sunday Morning and I had just heard about it, the trend was over. I mean I first heard about Justin Beiber on Sunday Morning. My pop culture skills are solely lacking.

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          Island Aug 17, 2011 04:09 PM

          I saw that episode too and I also thought it's time had passed.

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          mliew Aug 17, 2011 11:59 AM

          The idea of dark dining doesn't appeal to me at all. Part of the allure of food is the presentation, which obviously doesn't factor in if you're dining in the dark. Plus just thinking about the practical matters of eating without seeing I could think of a number of issues that could come up. What if you spill your water/wine on the table? What if there's a bug in your food?

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            Fake Name Aug 17, 2011 03:14 PM

            See, this is a typical glass-half-empty comment from mliew. It's all about fear and anxiety. I look at things from a much healthier point of view- if I like the food, it's much easier to steal from the plate of another. Same as wine- one can drink the wine of another and then blame them for spilling it on the tablecloth.
             
             <apologies to mliew>

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              mliew Aug 18, 2011 10:55 AM

              LOL. I can appreciate looking at it from an optimistic point of view :).

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                Beach Chick Aug 18, 2011 11:31 AM

                Fakey..
                Do they put the wine in sippy cups?

                Spill the wine..
                www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XwpafmmRX8

                ; )

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                  Fake Name Aug 18, 2011 12:16 PM

                  "they poured some of the wine from the bottle into the glass"

                  Dig that girl!

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                    Beach Chick Aug 18, 2011 04:49 PM

                    That song been trending on my drum set..

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